Our site uses cookies. By continuing to use it, you are agreeing to our Cookie Policy.
powered by

Artists take risks for all of us. Explore a global network that’s ready to help.

I am at risk

I am at risk

UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19: Please note that the Artists at Risk Connection (ARC) is not a grantmaking program and is unable to assist artists financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, because we recognize the growing effect that the pandemic is having on artists, we have compiled a growing list of resources for artists affected by COVID-19 and hope that you may find assistance there. Please refer to the "Stories" page to find the list. If you are an artist or cultural practitioner otherwise at risk because of your creative practice, please follow the directions below to contact us.

Please fill out the form to get in touch with us. Submissions are encrypted and ARC understands that your communications are confidential. ARC does not provide direct services, but we will do our best to refer you to organizations that do. You can also find help by exploring our network of resources.

Your message is end-to-end encrypted and will be marked as urgent. You have the option to write this message in Arabic, English, French, Mandarin, Russian or Spanish. Expect a reply within 72 hours.

I am at risk

Operates globally

Centre for Applied Human Rights, University of York

  • Services offered
  • Safe Housing
  • Temporary Relocation
  • Fellowships
  • Target demographic
  • Human Rights Defenders
  • Emergency assistance
Guidelines of assistance

The human rights defender must currently undertake significant human rights activities. Each applicant should have a clear, realistic, and useful plan for what to achieve during the fellowship, as well as what to achieve upon returning home.


The Centre for Applied Human Rights runs a fellowship for human rights defenders at risk. Since 2008, the center has hosted over 61 defenders from a number of countries, including Sri Lanka, Kyrgyzstan, and Papua New Guinea. During the fellowship, the recipient has the opportunity both to recuperate and develop their skills.

Last updated Jun 04, 2020
  • Join ARC
  • Sign In